Friday, 8 June 2007

Mediocre

I guess from my far-from-perfect run... 38:20.24 for 8.5km (average 4:32 per km) would tell me that today would just be... plain average.

My CA results came out today... No, don't worry. I didn't fail... I passed... But the 2 guys in my division who got merit for the last module, got merit again... that's 3 times in a row!

Which makes me think...

I'd like to think that I'm a fairly smart person. I was always able to pull out some reasonably impressive results during high school, college and uni without having to put in excessive effort. Most of the times during exams, I would be the one smiling at others frantically studying away. I guess I'm lucky in this way too...

Even for this module, I was at the gym before the exam started. While there were others having less than 4 hours sleep studying for the paper.

I guess I should be grateful... after all, a pass was all I need. And it was what I was aiming for when I first started the whole course anyway... But when people start getting merits... (and 3 times in a row too!) I too want to be one of them...

I guess I shouldn't expect so much given that I didn't work myself nuts studying. Maybe all this time of getting through with minimum effort is getting to my head. I still use the same study tactics... Maybe I should change...

But this is the only way I know how to study... How to change??

6 comments:

C-CUBE said...

u r one smart alec, anyway ur siblings are smart too.

-kev- said...

Thanks, Uncle Choi! Found out that I missed out on merit by 2 marks... not meant to be lah. I guess I should be grateful, heard that some people in my division failed. All the best for Penang Bridge Marathon!

Stupe said...

kev - academic excellence is nothing without real substance. don't worry about the guy that scored a turkey (aiya, you say 3 times mah, so i borrowed terms from bowling la).

You had more fun in the process because you got more sleep and you managed to continue with your life as per normal when everyone else is slogging and getting less than 4 hours of sleep.

your 8km run time is good already la...it takes me a slow 40minutes to run 7km, go figure!

-kev- said...

I'm so touched... so much encouragement... Thanks, Stupe! To put things into perspective, the 2 guys forgoed their salary and took so many days unpaid leave to receive some shopping vouchers for their merit reward. I'm supposed I'm better off lah since I only took few days of paid study leave.

Thank you everybody! I'm in much better shape now. Running back to normal now. Almost fully recovered from my flu also.

Now, to start on the next CA module...

Marc said...

yo yo yo! congrats!!! whooooooots!!! we didn't have any celebration dinner/drinks!!! ahahha. oh well, sometime soon when we are ALL free. and yo, pass is a pass, but dude, i have a REALLY GOOD feeling about u getting a merit for AAA! bring it on!

-kev- said...

Same to you too, Marc! Yeah, celebrations from your side too! My bottle of champagne is waiting! I hope you guys are not too sick from drinking the same champagne I get from work each time I pass CA.